Rules and Guidelines

StormCast Forum Guidelines

We welcome all thoughts from all our members on weather and all other topics.
To keep Stormcast a secure and friendly place to post, here are some guidelines we expect our members to follow:

-Your weather thoughts, perceptions, and forecasts are encouraged; you do not have to be a meteorologist to post your observations and predictions. However, remember that many folks come to Stormcast for the latest weather information, especially when severe weather strikes. For this reason, please base your thoughts and forecasts on data and provide this data whenever possible. Avoid presenting thoughts based on a “gut feeling” or what you wish would happen. This is especially crucial during the hurricane season, when many visitors come to Stormcast in an attempt to find information that is as accurate as possible so that they may use this information to make decisions for the well-being of themselves and their families.

-During hurricane season, the Gulf of Mexico is vulnerable. Therefore, when a tropical system poses a threat to the Gulf, moderation will be higher due to the increased activity in the forum. Off-topic posts will be prohibited and will be removed without warning.

-Feel free to post weather observations and related phenomena as you observe them happening around you. Please be as accurate as possible and without exaggeration, e.g., avoid saying “There are downed trees all over my neighborhood!” when in reality there are only some downed tree limbs.

-Please verify road and school closings before posting.

-We welcome and encourage your thoughts and opinions in our news and general information forums. Please respect the opinions of others, even when you vehemently disagree with those opinions.

-When in disagreement, target the issue, not the person. Avoid statements that personalize the issue, e.g., “Only a complete idiot would think that the storm would come to New Orleans.”

-If you have an issue with a specific forum member, avoid verbal attacks against that poster, even if it is in response to a perceived attack. Send a Private Message to a moderator or administrator and provide the name of the offending poster along with a sentence or two describing the issue. Please allow the staff to address the problem.

-Each member is allowed only one user name. This is to keep our membership numbers as accurate as possible. If you wish to change your display name, you can do so in your profile without having to create a totally new membership.

-Use your best judgment when making any post. Please remember, however, that the administrators/moderators may delete a post if it contains profanity, threats, or comments for which the poster was previously warned.

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frankp: Hey neighbor can u please send me the local Alabama weather forum that you follow, much appreciated… frank Jan 21, 2023 13:57:45 GMT -6
frankp: Hey neighbor, can u send the the link of the Alabama weather forum you visit, much appreciated Jan 21, 2023 13:55:49 GMT -6
HarahanTim - Now in Covington!: :snowing: Nov 25, 2022 19:25:19 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: I'm hoping we're shoveling snow for Christmas Nov 16, 2022 14:58:12 GMT -6
stormydds: Thanks for your reply... as usual Nov 5, 2022 11:37:29 GMT -6
Zack Fradella: Yea, Lezak had a paper peer reviewed and published a year or so ago. Nov 5, 2022 9:03:24 GMT -6
stormydds: Thanks for your response. I felt that is the case. that's too bad. Has there been any peer reviewed papers on the LRC hypothesis? Nov 4, 2022 14:01:51 GMT -6
Zack Fradella: Not sure, the LRC is something that takes a lot of work to follow and keep up with. It's not as easy as looking at the parameters and making a forecast. This deters many from even giving it a chance. Also, there is some doubt from the weather world. Nov 4, 2022 3:38:49 GMT -6
stormydds: Zack, a friend had a meeting in Lafayette which Rob Perillo spoke.He asked him why the LRC is not used to forecast hurricanes by NOAA.His answer was that Lezak won't share the info.I saw the podcast you and David made with Gary.He seemed open.What gives? Nov 3, 2022 14:39:19 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Man I really hope that rain moves quickly on Saturday. I'm so pumped for 6 hours of awesome college football! Nov 3, 2022 7:15:01 GMT -6
PinkFreud - Nola FQ: Been unblocked. Dylan says that the station took major damage, so no idea when they'll even be able to stream again, or be on the air. Hopefully, they will at least let their employees deal with their own property issues! Oct 2, 2022 18:17:35 GMT -6
gullywasher: Seriously, must we deal with Bruce Katz at noon, 4, 5 AND 9. ? Sept 30, 2022 20:03:25 GMT -6
PinkFreud - Nola FQ: According to another met on twitter, the kitten was rescued by a producer who's adopting it. Of course that hasn't stopped the angry mob, with torches and pitchforks, who are insisting that it's a lie. Sept 29, 2022 17:48:05 GMT -6
nolachic: Pink - he's probably blocking people he doesn't personally know to keep his cell charged and to get his head straight, and I'm sure he is beyond exhausted. Sept 29, 2022 9:23:35 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: I sent him a message yesterday as well, but he hasn't seen it. Sept 29, 2022 5:46:06 GMT -6
PinkFreud - Nola FQ: Oh hell, I meant for that to be a message! Sept 28, 2022 19:38:19 GMT -6
PinkFreud - Nola FQ: Dylan is taking a beating on Twitter. I just tried to send him a message of support, since we've been following each other for years, and HE BLOCKED ME!!!!!! Somebody who can get to him needs to do so, pronto!!! I'm very worried about him. Sept 28, 2022 19:37:27 GMT -6
chopin - River Ridge: beach cam clearwater: Sept 26, 2022 15:57:54 GMT -6
HarahanTim - Now in Covington!: Hmmm, I will say. that somewhere back there, we have stored the "Tums" icon, for those that give a prediction based on their "gut"! Sept 24, 2022 11:38:12 GMT -6
T-man: Gully, no one here cares about your tender friggin' heart, ya big snoflake!!! :horns: :horns: :horns: :tongue: Sept 24, 2022 10:24:18 GMT -6
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